Our Church's Wider Mission
provides pastoral training and support, worship resources,
leadership development, new church development,
convening of General Synod, taking stands for justice,
responding to natural disasters, feeding the hungry, caring
for retired clergy, raising our children in faith.
One Great Hour of Sharing provides clean water,
food, education, health care, small business microcredit,
emergency relief and advocacy/ resettlement for refugees
and displaced persons. We also support domestic and
international disaster preparedness and response.
The Christmas Fund provides pension and health
premium supplementation to low-income retirees,
emergency assistance to clergy families in need and
Christmas gift checks to hundreds of annuitants.
Neighbors in Need goes to ministries of justice and
compassion throughout the U.S., and helps support the
UCC's Council for American Indian Ministries as well as
justice and advocacy and direct service projects
supported by Justice and Witness Ministries.
Strengthen the Church goes to the stiiispeaking
Ministry of the United Church of Christ, leadership for new
and renewing churches, programs for youth and young
adults, and leadership development. Conferences retain
50% of all gifts to this offering.
Is your Church 5 for 5? If your congregation received
all four of the offerings shown above and contributes to
Our Church's Wider Mission Basic Support, your church is
5 for 5!
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Through Our Church's Wider Mission,
the Southeast Conference ...
♦ Strengthens in all of our ministry the United Church of Christ as
the presence of the Still Speaking God in the Southeast
♦ Equips our local churches for faithful and effective mission
♦ Develops and supports systems for our new and growing
♦ Maintains systems of communication to connect churches, the
Conference and the national setting of the UCC
♦ Equips, trains and supports our lay leaders and ministers for
ministry through TAR Pathways, UCC seminaries, and the Center
for Progressive Renewal
♦ Nurtures and supports our missions in collaborating with
all settings of the United Church of Christ, globally, national
♦ Provides presence and staffing to church in transition and
search for leadership
♦ Supports our retired ministers
♦ Witnesses to Christian unity by building relationships for
mission with our ecumenical partners
♦ Is present to church and families in crisis through our
Disaster Relief Assistance Team (DART)
Because we believe in God's continuing
testament in the world, we ...
♦ take stands for justice and peace
♦ proclaim that God is still speaking
♦ communicate the UCC's message of extravagant
♦ help local churches call pastors
♦ gather for General Synod
♦ vision and plan the future of UCC mission
♦ teach best practices for pastors and congregations
♦ nurture formation of those discerning a call to
Because we believe in extravagant
welcome, we .. .
♦ preach a welcoming and open understanding of
♦ respond to disasters and human tragedies
♦ feed the hungry
♦ send help around the world
♦ reach out to our newest neighbors
♦ nurture ecumenical and interfaith relationships
♦ care for our retired UCC clergy and spouses
♦ foster healthy and vital congregations
Because we believe in transforming lives,
♦ raise our children in faith
♦ equip leaders for children's and youth ministries
♦ foster beauty in worship
♦ support clergy in their ministries
♦ provide financing for new church starts and church
♦ provide administrative services to the church
Gifts to Our Church's Wider Mission support this work
through our Conferences, Local Church Ministries, Wider
Church Ministries Justice and Witness Ministries, the
Office of General Ministries, and The Pension Boards —
United Church of Christ.
Our Church's Wider Mission
2011 National Mission Spending Plan
*The Executive Council of the United Church of Christ provides governance
and functions as General Synod between Synods.
2011 Conference-Wide Mission:
Leadership and Church Development
he United Church of Christ.
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